Program Assistant Adult Day Centre

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Position description: 

The program assistant will assist frail seniors with therapeutic activities facilitated by the staff at Beulah Gardens Adult Day Centre (3355 East 5th Avenue), an off-site program run by South Vancouver Neighbourhood House. Programs include but are not limited to, exercise programs, mentally stimulating activities, discussion groups, art and craft programs, music therapy and outings.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Assisting staff and participants with all aspects of daily programming, including general set up and clean up; coffee, tea and meal service; friendly visiting; and program preparation and facilitation.

Qualifications: 

Understanding of gerontology an asset. Cantonese or Italian language fluency an asset. Must be outgoing, organized and dependable

Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 

• Opportunity to give back to the community
• Gaining valuable work experience
• Providing important social opportunities for participants
• Assisting with life enhancing, therapeutic activities for participants.
• Letter of reference after 100 hours
• Annual volunteer recognition. Please include a resume with your application.

How to apply: 
Email maria@southvan.org
Contact person: 
Maria or Min Yan
Contact phone: 
604-255-0413
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Capacity Building
Disability Services
Sport & Recreation
Mission:
We are a volunteer driven, community service agency Our mission is to make neighbourhoods better places to live. Our goal is to enable people to enhance their lives and strengthen their communities Our challenge is to work with communities to develop innovative programs and services that meet the changing needs of a diverse population.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
6
Position start/end date:
28 Aug 2017
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
South Vancouver Adult Day Centre at Beulah Gardens
3355 East 5th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 0A1